In the second, definitely less interesting match in Group C, the teams of Ireland and Croatia will measure their strength. The 18th team in FIFA ranking secured themselves the right to participate in European Championships in Poland and Ukraine after victorious playoffs with the team of Estonia. Croatians had also to play an additional match, taking up the second place in their group just behind Greece, but they defeated the Turkish team and were decidedly better than their rivals. It will be an encounter of two very well matched teams […]
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Richard Dunne was pleased that the Republic of Ireland did not pick up any injuries in their final warm-up game ahead of Euro 2012.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s team extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches with a 0-0 draw in Hungary and can now be backed …
The favorites of the coming European football championships are Spaniards and Germans. The title’s defenders, who defeated the Germans four years ago, have a chance of about 34 per cent to win the whole tournament; that results from the analyze of bookmakers betting predictions Euro 2012 winner. Poland’s odds to be winner are much smaller, but as a compensation, our team can really count on advance to the next stage. Betting on Poland can bring you a fortune, because in case of White-and-Red victory, for every PLN bet on that […]
Given that the betting for the winner of Euro 2012 is so competitive, it is likely that you will get a good price if you can successfully back the winner. Spain have a crop of players that are very talented and if on form, should be a good bet to register a second success at the European Championships. Germany are always going to be a huge threat and look guaranteed to make it to the last four given their impressive record in major tournaments. Spain 3.25 3.50 3.40 3.50 3.50 […]
The team trained since 2008 by Giovanni Trapattoni only once had the honour to take part in the Championship of the old continent. In 1988, after the victory, a draw and a defeat it was eliminated from the tournament already after the group stage. Ireland, 19 in FIFA rankings, had to accept in the qualifying games the superiority of Russia, and after ten meetings, having collected 21 points, qualified for the play-offs, where after the lucky draw they defeated Estonia 5-1 in the two-legged tie. The captain, Robbie Keane, a […]
Croatia, the tenth in the FIFA ranking, will participate only for the fourth time at the European Championship and will try to improve their best result which was the quarterfinal achieved twice. Croats took the second place in the qualifying group losing two points to the Greeks, the European Champions of 2004. In the playoffs they did not give any chance to the Turkish team by winning the first game 3-0 and the second ending with a goalless draw. A large impact on the game of the Croats will be […]
UEFA approved the schedule of UEFA Euro 2012 in Minsk, Belarus on October 4, 2010. Below you can find information about all the Euro 2012 schedule, dates of matches, fixtures, results. All times are in BST. Local time in Poland is in UTC+1 so local kick-off times in Poland are 18:00 and 20:45. Local time in Ukraine is one hour ahead in UTC+2, so local kick-off in Ukraine are 19:00 and 21:45. In Poland, Wroclaw and Poznan will host three group stage matches, while Gdansk will stage three group stage […]
The fourteenth finals of the UEFA European Football Championship will be held in Poland and in Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012. For the third time the right to organize the tournament was given to the two countries. Sixteen teams divided into four groups will compete in eight stadiums for the final triumph. Cities in which the matches will be held in Poland – Gdańsk, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław – and in Ukraine – Donetsk, Lviv, Kharkiv and Kiev. Twelve of the sixteen finalists participated in the previous […]
The results of today’s draw to determine the groups for the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine next summer… Group A: Poland (66), Greece (14), Russia (12), Czech Republic (33). Group B: Netherlands (3), Denmark (11), Germany (2), Portugal (7). Group C: Spain (1), Italy (9), Croatia (8), Ireland (21). Group D: Ukraine (55), Sweden (18), France (15), England (5). (FIFA world rankings in parentheses.) Unlike the World Cup, there are no predictable matches — which makes the European Championship the most competitive of all major tournaments. Group of […]
The qualification process for the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine is finally over an all eyes will now turn to the group stage draw for the finals. Tuesday’s second leg clash of the play-offs marked the end of the qualifying campaign, as Croatia, Portugal, Czech Republic and Republic of Ireland secured their ticket to the finals to join 10 other nations who advanced from the group qualifiers, as well as the two host nations The 16 qualified teams will now be divided into four separate pots, based on […]